It's become commonplace for Donald Trump to air his grievances on social media, making Twitter his preferred form of communication. After the president-elect called for individuals to be sent to jail for burning the American flag, backlash quickly followed, including from actress Whoopi Goldberg.

Whoopi goes off

"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag," Donald Trump tweeted out just as the sun came up on the East Coast. Not stopping there, Trump recommended "consequences" for people who do burn the flag, suggesting "loss of citizenship or year in jail!" The reaction was mostly negative, and at least disbelief, as constitutional scholars were quick to point out that burning the American, while in poor taste, is protected as freedom of speech under the First Amendment.

This issue was a hot topic of discussion during the November 29 edition of "The View," with co-host Whoopi Goldberg not holding back.

"I think that's what's scary is when you have a president-elect saying things like that," "The View" co-host Sunny Hostin said, while adding that Trump's quick reaction was "infringing upon our constitutional rights." At this point, Whoopi Goldberg read the entire First Amendment of the Constitution to the audience and her fellow co-hosts.

After she finished, the award-winning actress said that the First Amendment gave Americans the right to "protest without fear of reprisal from the government."

After co-host Paula Faris noted that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had co-sponsored a bill during her time in the Senate that would have outlawed flag burning, Whoopi Goldberg decided to bring up some family history.

"My grandfather fought for this country and couldn't walk on the streets of Selma, Alabama," Goldberg said.

Moving forward

The flag burning comments made by Donald Trump dominated the morning news cycle, but appeared to take attention away from even larger issues at hand. The former host of "The Apprentice" is scheduled to meet with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Tuesday night, marking their second meeting in less than a week to discuss the possibility of serving as Secretary of State.

In addition to Romney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and retired Gen. David Petraeus are also up for consideration to lead the State Department.

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